Jeff Gaines grew up in Woodland Hills, CA, and moved south to Newport Beach, CA, and La Jolla, CA, during his high school years before finishing up his schooling in Tempe, AZ, at Arizona State University (ASU) earning a Bachelors Degree in Communications with a minor in Business in 1997. Immediately following college, Jeff began working for a private construction firm based in Riverside, CA, who's customers were some of this nations largest home developers, working his way up from a Sales Associate to Sales Manager in a short amount of time. In 1998, Jeff was given the opportunity to open up a new showroom and office in San Diego County. Over the course of 5 years, Jeff learned what it takes to run a business, tackling all aspects of it head on, while ensuring the customer was given a 5 star experience. In early 2002, Jeff met with Don and Pam Gaines (his parents and founders of GIT) and discussed the opportunity of taking over the daily operations of GIT from his parents and to begin forming a succession plan for the family company. Then on his birthday in May 2002, Jeff joined GIT as the VP of Operations. Eight years later, in 2010, Jeff was promoted to the Managing Director of GIT, taking full responsibility for running the day to day operations of the Company and aggressively searching for real estate investments around the country. During his tenure the company rapidly expanded purchasing several hundred million dollars in real estate in AZ, NV, TX, and OK, concentrating on its core business of buying well located apartment buildings, amassing one of the most sought after private real estate portfolios in the country. Jeff is married to Robin Gaines and has two children, Gavin and Katie.